Phallic failure: Cult ritual using Thai masks to cover penises flops

Photo via X/ @RedSkullxxx

A Thai man yesterday revealed that he participated in a bizarre ceremony where a young cult leader performed a ritual on his penis. The ritual was promised to enhance charm, luck, and wealth but the man confessed that he has not yet experienced any positive effects.

The man, who underwent the ritual three months ago, shared his story on the Red Skull X account, formerly Twitter, revealing the young cult leader‘s name but requesting it remain private.

The man stated that he initially believed in the power of the cult leader but later lost all respect after seeing a lot of negative news about him and felt that his ceremony was not as successful as he promised.

The man shared the pictures with the X account showing penises covered with masks. These kind of masks are typically worn by performers in Thai traditional dance and drama called Khon. Each mask represents the characters in the Ramakien epic.

The man disclosed that the young cult leader and his father performed the ritual on each participant for a fee of 399 baht.

In an interview with Channel 7, he explained that the ritual involved participants removing their trousers, having their private parts covered with masks, and then having the cult leader briefly place his mouth over their penis. The entire ceremony lasted less than 10 minutes, with no chanting or offerings.

This ritual bears a resemblance to a traditional ceremony practiced among Khon performers and other Thai artists, symbolising acceptance as a student by respected teachers, artists, or musician. However, in the traditional version, the mask covers the participant’s head, not their private parts.

This strange ceremony drew criticism from Thai netizens, particularly from members of the Khon and traditional performance communities, who condemn the young cult leader and his family for disrespecting cultural practices.

Currently, there are no reports on whether the ritual violates any laws, and authorities have not yet launched an investigation into the matter.

Thailand News

Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at

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